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    Ok since most of you were so eager for a tutorial, I decided to try and make one while painting Horst Lerner tonight . So here it is if you guys can give suggestions or ask questions about it fell free to do so.


    For the Horst Lerner figure.

    First off your materials.
    You're going to need the following:

    Brushes: Natural hair brushes. Red Sable or White Sable.
    Sizes:
    X1 I use Loew-Cornell #4 Flat for base coat.

    X2 Red Sable- 00 for whites & detailing with pastels

    X1 White Sable 3/0 for eyes

    X1 flat 0 for deep shadows and blending

    X1 0 round for eyelids

    PASTELS:


    almost any brand of chalk pastels will do.
    Colors and areas to apply pastels-Grind them down into powder with sand paper.

    Bags of eyes- Light Brown/ Reddish Brown

    Lips- Reddish Brown

    Beard/ Five O'clock shadow- Light green and/ or Dark Gray

    Eyelids- light brown

    Ears- Reddish Brown

    Chin- Light Red or Reddish brown

    Adams Apple- Reddish brown

    Cheeks- 1st light brown (sparingly) 2nd after sealing Reddish brown also sparingly within each layer.

    Nose- Reddish brown.

    OTHERS:
    Sketching Pencil or No.2 pencil
    Fine Sharpener
    Sand paper
    Pallet
    2 cups
    Testors dullcote Future Floor Polish

    PAINTS:


    Liquitex Soft body acrylics
    For base skin tone
    Mix a pea ball of each- Raw Sienna and Burnt Sienna
    Add Titanium White until you're satisfied
    Now add a bit more than half of water (DO NOT USE SINK WATER)
    Mix it and now you have your wash.


    Now after stripping the paint off your head lay down about 20-30
    or more layers of the wash. Let each layer dry 45-60 sec.
    Stroke downwards over and over eliminate brush strokes as the wash dries.






    This is what you're aiming for




    Now apply pastels.
    Apply your deep shadows use Reddish brown.
    Earlobes, Bags, Lips, wrinkles ,Etc.



    Blend them in like so...



    Seal it with Testos Dull Cote (or any other dull coat sealer)
    Allow it to dry for at least a minute or two.
    Add a layer or two of your wash
    You're aiming for this-






    Repeat this process once or twice more it's up to you.

    Now using the light green.
    For shaven sculpts you want to just use the light green alone lightly. However in this case its the bottom layer.



    Aim for this-





    Seal it, then add about 2-3 washes.
    Then add a light layer of dark gray, seal it and give it 1 more wash.


    At this point I add in my whites.
    For more natural whites mix Titanium white with a tiny drop of raw sienna or light grey, your choice.
    Mix half water remember DONT USE SINK WATER.


    Keep a steady hand and don't touch the lids.


    This is what you get.



    Apply pastels to the short hair.
    In this case mix Dark Brown with Black.
    Now aim for the short hair all around and the eyebrows









    Seal it, Then paint the Hair I mixed dark brown with 25% pure black.




    Now .... the hardest yet easiest part, The EYES

    Sharpen your pencil to the finest tip you can get it to be.

    And draw the Irises, start from top of lid.
    Make the best circle you can, make your Mamma proud!





    For eyes mix half paint/ half water
    Now use a darker version of whatever color you're using.
    For this green I just added a little bit of black to make a darker green.


    then add a smaller circle of the lighter version.


    with your round 0 add tear ducts with reddish brown and color eyelid rims avoiding the eyeball itself.
    Seal it.


    Lastly add the pupil with your 0/3
    Let it dry and add about 6 coats of of Future Floor Polish.

    Now the results

    Eh... not too saisfied with this one, but I hope you get the the idea.







    Now YOU try it.







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    100% useful !!!
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    Thank you! What a great tutorial!

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    Mucho gracias, very cool tutorial, might give it a try

    Niels

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    That's awesome, thank you.
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    Solid tutorial. I hope one day i'll be able to come up with a tutorial like yours.

    You bet i'm going to come back to this thread again.... and again..... and again.
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    Great tutorial, thanks. I never realized the work that went into these. Got this thread bookmarked!
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    Thanks of the excellent tutorial, much appreciated man!!!

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    Fantastic tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

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    Excellent tutorial and thanks a million for sharing it!!!!!!!!!
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    Awesome tutorial. I was curious as to why you are not satisfied with this paint job? Also wanted to clarify that the Future Floor wax is for the eyes only?

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    Great tut, man!

    Thanks a lot!

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    very good photo tutorial. i had never thought of using a light green for the beard shadow. i will have to give it a try out. thanks.

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    Superb superb superb!! Thank you very much for this tutorial. To me, to be able to paint a life-like headsculpt is the 2nd most difficult thing to achieve in this hobby. The numero uno most difficult being to sculpt a life-like headsculpt
    Will definitely try out your method when I can find some time to really sit down and do something... and also in the meantime, need to get me some pastel chalk
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    Very nicely dont, and the tutorial is very simple and easy to understand! Thanks Fett!

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    This is so bookmarked. One question though, when you do the beard do you wash just that area or go over the whole sculpt again?

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    Great work, I like it a lot.

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    Excellent tuturial. Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hispanicgamer View Post
    Awesome tutorial. I was curious as to why you are not satisfied with this paint job? Also wanted to clarify that the Future Floor wax is for the eyes only?
    Quote Originally Posted by dwing View Post
    This is so bookmarked. One question though, when you do the beard do you wash just that area or go over the whole sculpt again?

    It dosen't hurt to spread another layer over the face.

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    Cheers mate
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    ya know, i dont smoke, but after looking at the fact that your only nineteen & this is the kinda work you put out..

    i'm gonna start..

    i am.. twenty years older & i havent produced anything this cool..

    you have a true talent, Boba!!

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    Re: Tutorial:Repainting a head sculpt

    Outstanding - thank you!

    You mentioned adding water but not tap water - what do you receommend?

    Thanks,

    David.

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    Re: Tutorial:Repainting a head sculpt

    I love you like a fat kid loves cake. I've learned so much. Thank you.

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    Re: Tutorial:Repainting a head sculpt

    Most helpful, thank you for sharing your knowledge and skill.

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    Re: Tutorial:Repainting a head sculpt

    Very helpfull, will give it a go one day!
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    Re: Tutorial:Repainting a head sculpt

    I was looking for a good head painting tutorial (I'm afraid Boot25's pics are broken) so I dug up this little gem, thanks Bobba.

    I've never tried painting a head sculpt before but reading this makes me think I can do it. I just bought an unpainted John Locke from Lost HS and I'm about to order some art supplies. I'm really quite excited.

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    Re: Tutorial:Repainting a head sculpt

    one of the best tutorials on painting so far ~!
    thanks alot !!!

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    Re: Tutorial:Repainting a head sculpt

    awesome. so helpful. don't use sink water? guess spring water or distilled then.

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    Re: Tutorial:Repainting a head sculpt

    @C.Phan

    checked your link, great work. really liked your maximus and pulp fiction figs.

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